I got a chance to see World’s Greatest Dad a few months ago, and it’s not what you’d imagine a movie starring Robin Williams and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait would be, which is to say — it’s not a 21st Century Police Academy. It was oddball, for sure — it’s about a failed novelist/high school teacher whose prick of a son strangles himself to death while masturbating. But it’s strangely affecting and, at times, uncomfortably hilarious. It’s not studio fare, but it’s likely the kind of movie that will allow us to forgive Robin Williams for the last ten years, until Old Dogs debuts in November, at which point we can go back to loathing him.
Check out the trailer: